Local Jacksonville Beach surfer Tommy Cassaro will attempt to break a Guinness World Record by surfing for more than 32 hours. This epic event will take place October 17-18, 2014 in front of the Jacksonville Beach Lifeguard Station (conditions permitting), all to raise awareness for Breast Cancer.
Tommy Cassaro has dedicated his life to serving others. A full time Paramedic, Tommy spends much of his free time as a rescue swimmer and officer for the American Red Cross Volunteer Lifesaving Corp. What ever time is left is generally spent in the water, surfing every chance he gets.
This will be Tommy's second attempt at the World Record. The first was cut short due to a case of hypothermia after surfing 16 hours in May of this year.
The National Cancer Institute estimates that over 230,000 women in America will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 2014. Almost 40,000 of them will not survive. The sad fact is that many of those deaths could have been prevented by early detection. When Tommy's own Mom was diagnosed in April of 2014, he decided to do something about it. Surfing4Life.org was created to build awareness and raise funds for those afflicted.
"Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion."
- Michael Jordan
"It is not how much we give but how much love we put into giving."
- Mother Theresa
"Doing nothing for others is the undoing of ourselves."
- Horace Mann
A World Record attempt to support Breast Cancer, Oct. 17-18, 2014
Jacksonville Beach Lifeguard Station